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Author information
  • Vidya Shah is a musician from New Delhi, India. Trained initially in Carnatic music, she later received guidance in the North Indian genres of Khayal (from Shubha Mudgal and Mujahid Hussain Khan), and  Thumri, Dadra and Ghazal (from Shanti Hiranand). She has performed at several national and international forums, including the Tansen Samaroh in Gwalior,  the Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C.,  the Asia Society in New York and the Bode Museum in Berlin. Vidya conducts workshops on music appreciation and spiritual traditions in Indian music. She writes on music for several publications and has contributed to the Encyclopedia Britannica. A popular performer and prolific composer, Vidya Shah is a recipient of the Senior Fellowship from the Government of India and the Charles Wallace Award for her project ‘Women on Record’, a performance highlighting the contributions of women performers in the gramophone era.
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